Saturday, March 28, 2015

Senior Center News has Members Dancing

The West Chester Swing Kings provided the music for the 2015 Golden Apple Gala.

The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center raised more money for their capital campaign with a swinging gala on Saturday, March 14. 

Nearly 100 people turned out for the second annual Golden Apple Gala at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown. 

The dress was formal, but the mood was light as attendees danced the night away to the sounds of Betsy Chapman on harp during the cocktail hour, followed by the West Chester Swing Kings.

The big announcement for the night came just before dinner when executive director Brian Parkes announced that renovations of the senior center’s new building on Moser Road would begin in early April. 
“I expect us to be moving in to our new building by the end of the summer,” said Parkes. “It is an exciting time for everyone who has been waiting and contributing for this.”

The gala raised nearly $15,000 for the campaign to complete the renovations of their building on Moser Road in Pottstown. The building is the former site of the Pottstown Health Club. 

Donations are still needed to offset the money the senior center is borrowing to complete the renovations, and the campaign will continue through the renovation process. 

Donations to the campaign may be sent to PASC, 288 Moser Road, Suite 1, Pottstown, PA 19464.

Once renovations are complete, the senior center will have more than 18,000 square feet of programming and office space where it expects to serve 200 seniors a day. 

Currently, the center is offering most of its programs and services from a temporary location at the Berean Bible Church on East High Street in Pottstown.

Major supporters of the Golden Apple Gala include Keller Williams, National Penn Bank, FastSigns, Wolf Baldwin & Associates, Thrivent Financial, Manatawny Village, Longacre Company, David Garner, Esq., Piazza Honda, Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Sager & Sager Associates, Knies Insurance Group, Mauger & Meter, Manor Care, De Medio’s Building Maintenance, Home Health
Betsy Chapman volunteered to provide the
music during the cocktail hour at
the 2015 Golden Apple Gala
Care Management, Vlahos Dunn, Sabre’s Fine Jewelry, American Dental Solutions, Gibbons Fastag, Yong Shin, MD, Bercek & Smith Engineering, Catagnus Funeral Home, Academic Urologic Associates, Wolpert Schreiber PC, Andrew Hoff Agency, and Quality Degree.

The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center serves adults age 50 and better with programs and services including information and referral assistance, a daily lunch, exercise programs, social activities, and much more. 

The mission of the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center is to enhance the well-being of its members by providing services and activities that promote an independent and healthy life style. 

The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center has more than 3,000 members residing in the tri-county area. Anyone living in the tri-county area (Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties) who is 50+ years of age is welcome to join the senior center. Learn more at

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